Mystery wart on backside of new Hopper

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  1. Somewhat

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    Apologies if this is redundant, but couldn't seem to come up with the correct search term to get any useful result.
    Just received a new HwS to replace a 5+ year old one with failing hard drive. Mounted on the back and plugged into the top USB port is a little "black box" module with inscription warning to leave it there. No other instruction or mention anywhere else, and it is something that the old unit never had. Was wondering if anyone here would be so kind as to offer a clue.
    Thanks

    Yeah, they don't let me out much these days.......
     
  2. James Long

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  3. scooper

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    Yes the Hopper SNAP device accelerates certain on-screen things (most notably EPG and menu items). The one SNAP device is good for all your Joeys as well. Not needed on the Hopper3.
     
  4. Somewhat

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    Thank you James and Scoop --- mystery solved, and without having to call in, endure the "hold" noise while doing the long wait, and having to contend with a csr that most likely knows little but insists they know all (my usual experience, anyway). I thank you, and my blood pressure thanks you.
     
  5. P Smith

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    any chance post pictures of it ?
     
  6. James Long

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    It is a sealed unit that looks like the picture above.

    (No, don't expect anyone to crack one open for you. :D )
     
  7. P Smith

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    I'll pay you for it !!! To crack it open and get micro/zoomed pictures ! $5 :p by Fry's gift card.
     

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